Satomi Kawakita Bio
Satomi Kawakita is a New York City-based jewelry designer and professional diamond setter who was born and raised in Japan. While growing up, she was strongly influenced by her dress-maker mother, who made most of Satomi's clothes when she was a little girl. Satomi's fascination with designing led her to Saga Art College in Kyoto, Japan, where she studied wood, metal, clay and textile design/creation, and glass-blowing.
After working for the glass artist Takeshi Tsujino she started her own jewelry business. In 2002, she moved to Boston to fulfill her longtime dream to study abroad. After she completed an English language program, she moved to New York City to study jewelry making at Studio Jewelers and started working as a diamond setter under the master setter Richard Scandaglia.
In 2008, she launched her own jewelry line, combining an unusual organic sense of beauty with impeccable craftsmanship. Satomi appreciates and finds a mystique and unlimited beauty in natural gems, minerals and metals, and she always aspires to turn these materials into wearable jewelry using her own unique approach.